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EC 2051 WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS VIII SEM, ECE

UNIT I OVERVIEW OF WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS


Assignment Questions I
Part- A
1. Define Wireless sensor network? (Dec 2013)
2. What are the challenges for WSNs? (May 2013)
3. Define Auto Configuration. (Dec 2013)
4. What is the difference between sensor network and MANET? (May 2013)
5. What are the limitations of Wireless sensor network system? (April 2014)
6. Why is energy management important for WSN? (April 2014)
7. What is Multihop wireless communication?
8. List the applications of WSN
Part-B
1. Write down the applications of WSN and explain any two in detail with relevant diagram? (Dec 2013)
2. Explain with relevant diagrams the functions of different modules of a sensor node (May2013)
3. Discuss on the characteristic requirements of WSN. (Dec 2013, May 2013)
4. (i) Write notes on enabling technologies for wireless sensor networks. (April 2014)
(ii)List some of the challenges in designing sensor network system? (May 2013)
UNIT II ARCHITECTURES
Assignment Questions II
Part- A
1. List the categories of sensors. (Dec 2013)
2. Define figures of merit. (April 2014, May 2013)
3. Differentiate single-hop from multi-hop networks. (Dec 2013)
4. List out some of the event-driven applications of sensor network? (May 2013)
5. What is the need for gateways?
6. List the three types of mobility.
7. Define adjacent channel suppression.
8. List the appropriate transceivers for WSNs.
Part-B
1. Explain in detail the hardware components of a sensor node. (Dec 2013)
2. Describe the energy efficiency of WSN? (Dec 2013)
3. Derive the relationship to compute the energy consumption in various modules of sensor Node (May
2013)
4. (i) Discuss in detail about the concept of event- based programming (Dec 2013)
(ii)Explain the need for gateways and also explain how internet and WSN communication can be
established with a diagram?(Dec 2013, May 2013)
UNIT III NETWORKING SENSORS
Assignment Questions III
Part- A
1. What are the factors that influence the design of physical layer? (Dec 2013)
2. How is wakeup radio concept is adapted in WSN? (May 2013)
3. What are the two different phases in each round of LEACH protocol? (May 2013)
4. Define duty cycle. (April 2014)
5. What are the different clustering mechanisms used in WSN? (April 2014)
6. List and classify the routing protocols of WSN. (April 2014)
7. How is exposed terminal problem eliminated using IEEE 802.11? (Dec 2013)
8. Define network lifetime.
Part-B
1. Discuss the physical layer and transceiver design considerations in WSNs. (May 2013)
2. List and explain any three MAC protocols for WSN. (April 2014)
3. (i) Explain the mediation device protocol in detail. (April 2014)
(ii). Describe the address assignment algorithm in detail. (April 2014)
4. (i) Explain in detail any two geographic routing protocols. (April 2014)
(ii) Describe clearly the energy efficient routing with necessary diagrams. (Dec 2013)

UNIT IV INFRASTRUCTURE ESTABLISHMENT


Assignment Questions IV
Part- A
1. Explain how clustering solves the issue of scalability of WSN network. (May 2012)
2. Define localization. (May 2013, April 2014)
3. Highlight the salient feature of location-based routing. (May 2013)
4. Discuss on the parameters defined by the homogeneous topology control. (May 2012)
5. Distinguish between lateration and angulation.
6. What are the three main approaches to determine a nodes position?
7. Define clock skew (clock drift). How is it expressed?
8. What are the disadvantages of using Received Signal Strength (RSS) for distance estimation?
Part-B
1. Discuss on Angle of Arrival (AOA) and Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA) based tracking
mechanisms. (May 2012)
2. Discuss about the importance of time synchronization in WSN. Explain the different latencies in a
channel. Also estimate the clock phase difference using three message exchange. (May 2012)
3. Discuss your understanding about the advantages of a clustered architecture over a layered architecture
in a sensor network and also justify your answer with any one of the cluster based routing protocol. (May
2013)
4. (i) Explain any two time synchronization algorithm of Wireless Sensor Network (May 2013).
(ii). Discuss on the various approaches used to determine a nodes position.(April2014)
UNIT V SENSOR NETWORK PLATFORMS AND TOOLS
Assignment Questions V
Part- A
1. Draw the block diagram of a sensor node. (April 2014)
2. What are the main features of TinyOS (April 2014)
3. Define data centric storage. (Dec 2012)
4. Highlight the salient feature of component based operating system. (May 2013)
5. Give two examples of node level programming tools.
6. What is the main advantage of ns-2?
7. What is SoC node? Give example.
8. What is discrete-event simulation?
Part-B
1. Discuss on the sensor network programming challenges. (May 2012)
2. Write detailed notes on any one node-level software platform. (May 2012)
3. (i). Explain the system architecture of a canonical wireless sensor node. (Dec 2012)
(ii) List out the difference between Zigbee and Bluetooth technologies. (May 2013)
4. Explain state centric programming model for (target tracking application) information processing
applications in sensor networks. (April 2014)